Nite Moves marks Semana Nautica’s start

Swimmers tackle the 1k open-water swim during Wednesday's Nite MovesWednesday’s Nite Moves officially kicked off the 72nd edition of Semana Nautica, starting a 12-day stretch jam-packed with events associated with the summer sports festival. The weekly run/swim routinely attracts hundreds of local athletes to Leadbetter Beach and Shoreline Park for a casual evening of exercise and socializing.

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This weekend is especially busy with the annual 15k run, which was pushed off its normal 4th of July weekend start last year because of the Gap Fire, on Saturday. The Santa Barbara Tennis Open, which is one year older than Semana Nautica, and the Semana Nautica Age Group Swim Meet at Los Banos Pool are both two-day events.  Open water swims are scheduled to start at the Bath House at 8 a.m. on Saturday (1-mile) and Sunday (3-mile).

The defending NBC National Champion Santa Barbara Foresters play a Saturday game at Pershing Park, a perfect warmup to that evening’s fireworks.  The CBVA hosts a men’s and women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday at the East Beach courts, handing out $1,000 in each division.

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